The ranking is based on rather fuzzy mathematics. In additional to quantifiable metrics such as current earnings, it also takes into consideration expected future earnings, and (it gets worse) factors like customer loyalty. Add all those variables, shake well, and Google (with a stock market based $149.2bn market capitalization) is valued higher than Microsoft, despite its $281.8bn market cap, as well as GE's $357.9bn.
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